UFC light-heavyweight champion and pound-for-pound kingpin, Jon Jones, really doesn't like being told who he should and shouldn't fight.
Former UFC lightweight Tyson Griffin knows this all to well. The 29-year old was barraged with direct messages from "Bones" after saying the champ should fight Daniel Cormier on Twitter. Griffin also said Jones was disrespectful for saying non of Cormier's opponents were "top-level".
Checkout what Griffin had to say below:
The champion, who is currently training to defend his world title against Glover Teixeira at UFC 172, surprisingly responded very quickly to the World Series Of Fighting featherweight, mocking him about his career before asking him if he wants a job as a "waterboy".
Jones tried not to make his response public by sending direct messages back, but it didn't work as Griffin quickly screenshot what the champ had to say and posted it on his Twitter account.
Take a look:
Lmao!! Keep em coming brother!! pic.twitter.com/Ap8l9Do2lE— Tyson Griffin (@TysonGriffin) March 5, 2014
And another one lol! pic.twitter.com/0lbf7ynPxV— Tyson Griffin (@TysonGriffin) March 5, 2014
I don't think Griffin, nor anyone else, will have been expecting that.
Griffin trains with Cormier at AKA and is also the Olympian's nutritionist, so it's not surprising that he wants his teammate to fight for the title.
As for Jones, who fights Teixeira on April 26, you really think he would try and conduct himself better, rather than getting into petty arguments with someone who weighs around 50 pounds less than the champion.
What do you make of Griffin and Jones' Twitter battle?